This lodge is our second commission within the Lake Crackenback Resort. It was designed to be highly compatible with our first design as they are located in close proximity.
The dynamic roof peaks and the deck balustrades tilt towards the snow-capped Great Dividing Range, just a few kilometres away but 1,000m above in altitude.
Construction is in masonry, steel and timber with structural elements and external materials chosen for their ability to withstand the fierce weather experienced at the site. 100km/hr winds are not uncommon, as are driving blizzards in the winter and 30 degree days in the summer.
Extensive insulation and solar passive design minimises energy consumption.
The building features a self-contained apartment with a loft space, and a 3 bedroom residence with large north and west facing living areas. A west-facing aspect is so important in this climate to catch the low afternoon sun in winter, and well designed eaves keep it shaded in summer.
The Sydney-based client has a large family and this layout suits their needs and also maximises the holiday rental return.